A message from Deborah Crouch
2011-2013 GCNYAHU President
It is with great pride that I begin my term as 6th President of the Greater Central NY Association of Health Underwriters. I am proud to be a part of an association of men and women who, on a daily basis, do the very best that they can for their clients. Whether it is obtaining the best coverage available for a client or helping them navigate a difficult benefit situation, our members rise above and beyond the normal “duties” of an insurance agent. I am proud to be part of a Board of Directors that have made a commitment to the members of GCNYAHU to keep them educated and informed in order to continue to rise above and beyond.
The year 2014 is quickly approaching and it is no surprise that we will be looking at some overwhelming changes to the current healthcare system. The talk of MLR is at the forefront of the discussions on both the state and federal levels. States are beginning to set up their own health care exchanges and need guidance. NAHU leads the charge in keeping our legislators aware of our concerns and informed of the issues and the impacts of their decisions. Together, with your board of directors, I look forward to meeting the challenges ahead and continuing to keep your concerns at the forefront of the discussions. Thank you for being a part of GCNYAHU!
NAHU's Mission Statement
NAHU will improve its members' ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Americans through education, advocacy and professional development.
NAHU's Vision Statement
Every American will have access to private sector solutions for health, financial and retirement security and the services of insurance professionals
Bruce Benton, NAHU President, and Pam Mitroff, NAHU Director of State Affairs
with GCNYAHU Board of Directors
January 22, 2013
Janet Trautwein, Exec VP and CEO, NAHU with GCNYAHU Board of Directors
January 18, 2011
GCNYAHU Awarded NAHU Gold Seal Certification in February 2013!
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GCNYAHU Wins National Champion Large Local Chapter
at NAHU'S 81st Annual Convention (2011) in San Antonio, TX
GCNYAHU Wins Highest Growth Rate Large Local Chapter
at NAHU'S 81st Annual Convention (2011)in San Antonio, TX
June 2011 San Antonio, Texas
GCNYAHU Wins Most New Members Small Local Chapter
at NAHU'S 78th Annual Convention (2008) in San Diego, CA
GCNYAHU Wins Most New Members Small Local Chapter
at NAHU's 77th Annual Convention (2007) in Denver, CO
CONGRATULATIONS MAUREEN PELOSE!!
GCNYAHU is pleased to announce that Maureen Pelose, 2011-2013 Legislative Chair was awarded the NYSAHU 2012 Daniel E. Colacino Legislative Excellence Award on Monday,
May 7, 2012 was the Day on the Hill cocktail/award ceremony at Taste. This award honors NYSAHU members who perform special service in state legislative affairs during a single association year or over an extended period of time.
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IMPORTANT 2013 UPCOMING EVENTS
7th Annual NYSAHU
Day on The Hill
Monday, April 22, 2013 to Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Hotel Albany (formerly Crowne Plaza)
40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY
Sponsorship of the 7th Annual NYSAHU Day on the Hill generous provided by:
Please see our events page for full details for this
|NAHU 83rd Annual National Convention
June 23-26, 2013
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Welcome to our 2013 new members - Mary Bowe, Excellus BCBS; Mary Burmaster; Toony Cabana, Haylor Freyer & Coon; John Cogan, Vantage Benefits Group; Mark Dexter; Benjamin Fox, EBS-RMSCO; Maire Fradette, Simplified Insurance services; Margaret Grosso, EBS-RMSCO; Doug Grucza, EBS-RMSCO; Charles Herendeen, EBS-RMSCO; Cesar Lazquez, EBS-RMSCO; Mark Meile, Haylor Freyer & Coon; Mary Sexton, Patricia Giblin, MANG; John Novak; Jeffrey Andrews, Excellus BCBS; William Marilley, Excellus BCBS
Thank you to the 39 new members who joined GCNYAHU in 2012!
Special recognition to the following members who have been an active NAHU member and supporter for at least five (5) years:
Andrew Marshall (7/93), Karl McKinnon (10/97), Andrew Biernat (6/03), Ross Kraft (6/03), Chad Bommer (10/04), Rock Schneider (1/05), Michele Luke (5/05), Renee Guariglia (5/05), Christian Marshall (5/05), Michael Grinnell (5/05), Dreena Pross (905), Joseph Sheen (10/05), Bryon Morse (1/06), Ralph Morse (1/06), Deborah Crouch (4/06), John Reese (6/06), Kristin Mohat (6/06), Donald Burns ('06), Kevin Conway (9/06), Brian Genalo (11/06), Peter Carchedi (11/06), Paul Muoio (11/06), William Gall (1/07), Dennis Cleary (1/07), Kishan Perera (3/07), Andrew Miller (4/07), Peggy Stevenson (4/07), Steve Schafer (5/07), Paul Edem (5/07), Thomas Hanley (5/07), Jeannette Flowers (5/07), Beth Miller (5/07), Rebecca Perkins (5/07), Andrew Dober (6/07), Frank Rice (8/07), Maureen Pelose (8/07), Rebecca Leed (10/07), Robert Broccoli (10/07), Cheryl Clary (2/08), SueAnn Mikitiuk-Giacalone (2/08), Abigail Bullard (2/08), Mickey Gebo (3/08), Cynthia Shepard (3/08), David Abert (3/08), Richard Arciero (3/08)
Thank you to our GOLD Contributors for their generous sponsorship:
Thank you to our SILVER Contributors for their generous sponsorship:
Thank you to our BRONZE Contributors for their generous sponsorship:
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GCNYAHU 2012-2013 Charities
Meals-on-Wheels of Syracuse and The Children's Consortium
GCNYAHU is pleased to announce that we have selected two (2) charities for 2012-2013, Meals on Wheels of Syracuse and The Children's Consortium.
Meals On Wheels of Syracuse was the 4th Meals on Wheels program in the US and provides nourishment to homebound individuals. In addition Meals on Wheels of Syracuse provides nutrition education and resource assistance to people living in our community unable to do so for themselves.
The Children's Consortium, which was incorporated in 1973, provides programs and services, including home and center based services, which empower families to reach their full potential. The Children's Consortium provides services to improve literacy, parenting skills, adult education, early childhood education and professional development.
GCNYAHU 2011-2012 Charity
Wounded Warrior Project
GCNYAHU is pleased to announce that through our members and non-members generous participation in our 50/50 membership meeting raffles AND generous purchases of raffle tickets at our Annual Golf Outing, GCNYAHU has raised $2067 for the Wounded Warrior Project. Deb Crouch presented Bob Hawes, of the Syracuse VA, our check on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
GCNYAHU 2010-2011 Charity
GCNYAHU is pleased to announce that through our members and non-members generous participation in our 50/50 membership meeting raffles AND generous purchases of raffle tickets at our Member Appreciation Outing, GCNYAHU has raised $1835 for the Alzheimer's Association. Deb Crouch presented Kathy James, CEO, of the Alzheimer's Association, our check on Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
GCNYAHU is pleased to provide a copy for our 2012-2013 Approved Budget below.
GCNYAHU 2012-13 Approved Budget
Updates by NAHU's Legislative Department www.nahu.org/legislative/index.cfm